Avoid injury – Remove the risk of manually loading heavy goods with mechanical loading platforms.
Compact and lightweight – Our loading platforms are designed for easy storage to leave plenty of usable space and payload in your vehicle.
Flexible working – Loading platforms can be installed on the side door or rear door for flexible loading and unloading.
Improve productivity – Cut a two-person job in half allowing you to use your workforce more effectively.
Mechanical lifting solutions remove the requirement to manually handle heavy loads along a ramp, reducing the risk of injury.
Compact and foldaway design that leaves plenty of usable storage space in your vehicle.
Side door/rear door loading gives you the flexibility to load and unload either kerbside or in a yard.
Low self-weight (starting at just 100kg) leaves your vehicle with a lot of loading capability.
Can be used by a single operator so what was once a two-person job can now be achieved with one person allowing you to use your work force more effectively.
Penny Hydraulics supply lifting equipment to over 25 countries around the world. Interested in finding out more?
A breach of industry regulations can lead to hefty fines and in extreme cases, prosecution. As a manufacturer, we ensure all lifts that leave our factory are made in line with regulations to keep our customers on the right side of the law.
We also offer comprehensive servicing contracts that include bi-annual examinations and maintenance work to ensure your loading platform stays compliant over time.
Our manufacturing facility is based in the heart of the United Kingdom allowing us to service the entire country with the help of our network of service engineers.
But we don’t limit our lifts to the United Kingdom. We also ship to over 25 countries across the world.
A hydraulic platform is a type of vehicle-mounted loading platform that aids loading and unloading onto a vehicle. They come in many shapes and sizes depending on the shape and weight of the load being lifted.
At Penny Hydraulics, we manufacture a wide variety of loading platforms suitable for many different applications, vehicles, payloads and price ranges.
Loading platforms typically have a lead time of 6–8 weeks from when you place the order.
In a word, no. It is important to consider vehicle stability, payload and axle loadings when specifying loading platforms.
We have to consider the carrying capacity of the vehicle and the realistic possible weight of the platform after accounting for any other auxiliary items (such as vehicle racking) and passengers.
The strength of the vehicle body and whether it can support the lift must also be considered. That being said, there is often work we can do to strengthen the body to a sufficient level to support the platform.
Our Area Sales Managers are experts in this topic and they will guide you through this, letting you know what models will be suitable for your vehicle.
To be able to specify a crane or loading platform we would need to know:
BS 7121-1 is the essential standard for those planning and carrying out lifting operations with cranes in the UK. BS 7121-1 gives recommendations for the safe use of cranes permanently or temporarily installed in a work environment.
BS 7121-1 covers the following for lifting operations:
BS 7121-1 provides guidance on complying with the requirements of the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment 1998 and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998. This standard is also used by Health and Safety Executive and Courts as an indication of good practice.